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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/35|
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town|
|Letter Date||19 October 1898|
|Address From||Johannesburg, Transvaal|
|Address To||Girls Collegiate School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape|
|Who To||Betty Molteno|
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The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Betty Molteno, 19 October 1898, UCT Manuscripts & Archives, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date is provided by the postmark on this postcard, while the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front. Schreiner was in Johannesburg from early October to November and then briefly returned to Kimberley before moving to Johannesburg in December 1898.